Posts tagged "Tim McIlrath"

Concert Review: Riot Fest 2014 (Friday, September 12 - Pussy Riot, Jane's Addiction, Mastodon, Slayer, The Offspring and more)

Concert Review: Riot Fest 2014 (Friday, September 12 - Pussy Riot, Jane's Addiction, Mastodon, Slayer, The Offspring and more)
Riot Fest 2014 kicked off amidst mud Friday afternoon in Humboldt Park highlighted by a fascinating panel discussion moderated by Henry Rollins and featuring Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina of Pussy Riot as well as performances by Slayer, Mastodon, The Offspring, Jane's Addiction and more... ...

Rise Against Live at the U.I.C. Pavilion - Friday 1/27, Chicago Concert Review

Rise Against Live at the U.I.C. Pavilion - Friday 1/27, Chicago Concert Review
Led Zeppelin used "The Ocean" as a metaphor for their live audience ("Singing to the ocean...).  Friday night at the U.I.C. Pavilion, Tim McIlrath sang out to the ocean in what is likely Rise Against's largest headlining appearance in Chicago thus far.  For just over an hour and a half Friday, the give and take between band and fan was impressive capping another homecoming for one of the city's biggest groups...
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